Google cuts off independent bookstores

bookstore+clearance.jpgGoogle has decided to stop letting bookstores profit by selling the search company's e-books through store websites. The reseller program allowed selected bookstores, including Skylight Books in Los Feliz and Vroman's in Pasadena, to market e-books from Google to their customers. But Thursday's announcement says it didn't work out all that well, so you'll have to start buying the books from Google itself. "To say the least, we are very disappointed in Google’s decision, but it was not entirely unexpected," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Bookseller Association.

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